Shipping update, and Time magazine!
If you haven't gotten your digital rewards let, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. Those emails all went out several days ago so if you don't have an email in your inbox from me - email@example.com - then we should talk because your email is holding out on you. It is keeping books from you, yo.
For shipping of physical goods, we've shipped 13k of 15k packages. We're making good time! I'll post when they have all been shipped, and at that point if you haven't gotten a delivery (or shipping notification!) we'll start Round Two: Where You Would Have Your Book, Hath It Been But For A Wayward Package.
If you have a question about your digital goods, email me - firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a question about physical goods, message me on Kickstarter and Christina at Breadpig will answer it! She's in charge of shipping logistics and she loves to fix ALL THE PROBLEMS.
If you backed the Kickstarter after it ended via Breadpig, your digital rewards are going out EARLY NEXT WEEK, and your physical rewards begin shipping next week too. You probably got an email yesterday from us confirming the address you gave in December. If your address has changed, now is the time to let us know! You can email email@example.com.
Now for the fun stuff:
Time magazine review! OMG:
There's a two-page spread in Time magazine by Lev Grossman about this here book! They even made a flowchart where you can choose your character (featuring Kate Beaton's art!) and then see some of that character's possible storylines. It's PRETTY GORGEOUS, you guys. Here's my favourite quote from it:
The Internet chose wisely. North--who trained as a computer scientist but is best known for the online comic strip Dinosaur Comics, as well as the comic-book version of the cartoon Adventure Time--has taken an idea that is, by most conventional literary standards, terrible and pushed it so far past terrible that it wraps around like a comet slingshotting around the sun and comes back as utterly brilliant.
Amazing. Check it out in Time!
And finally, here's some more cool unboxing photos:
P.S.: This Kickstarter is not done yet!
Obviously if you've gotten your rewards you're probably thinking "welp, I had a good run" but there are still some things I owe you, one of which is I have to (/ GET TO) make a pizza shaped like Hamlet and then eat the pizza. After a 740-page book it's probably not the greatest thing to look forward to, so - let's think of it as dessert. Pizza for dessert! What's not to like?
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ONE FUTURE BOOK, PLEASE: You'll get a DRM-free digital copy of To Be Or Not To Be as soon as it's completed, that will last as long as we've got electricity and computers. This is the fastest and cheapest way to get the book!Estimated delivery:
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TOTALLY SWEET: The physical and future book (signed book and digital copy!) plus some Kickstarter-only temporary tattoos! One is of T-Rex saying "Sup?" and the other is of Utahraptor saying "WHATEVER". Don't you want these on your skin? Probably?? For non-US donors, please donate at least $35 total to accommodate shipping.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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SUPER AMAZINGLY RAD: Everything in AMAZINGLY RAD (signed hardcover book and digital copy) plus some Kickstarter-only temporary tattoos! One is of T-Rex saying "Sup?" and the other is of Utahraptor saying "WHATEVER". Don't you want these on your skin too? Probably you do?? For non-US donors, please donate at least $65 total to accommodate shipping.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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I WANT TO PUT THINGS ON MY BODY AND WALLS: Everything in the "TOTALLY SWEET" pack (signed book, digital copy, rad tats) AND a giant, gorgeous poster featuring an annotated flowchart for the entire book. You'll be able to go through the story just by staring at your wall. That's what living is all about, my friend.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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BEST BUDS FOREVER: a signed paperback copy of To Be Or Not To Be, PLUS a signed hardcover version too. And you get all the goodies in "SUPER AMAZINGLY RAD" tier twice! That means two bookmarks, two copies of the prequel, twice the tattoos, and so on. I hope fighting over who gets the hardcover version will not destroy your friendship :( Add $15 to ship outside the US.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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GIANT ADVENTURES, GIANT POSTERS: Everything in SUPER I WANT TO PUT THINGS ON MY BODY AND WALLS (hardcover book, rad tats, digital copy, poster) but with the poster printed both regular (large) sized and TREMENDOUS-SIZED. You'll get 4 posters that combine, Voltron-style, to form a poster that is larger than your body in every dimension except thickness. International donors please add at least $15 to accommodate shipping.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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ULTIMATE CHAMPION IN ALL POSSIBLE TIMELINES: Everything in the WHAT ABOUT ME THOUGH reward level, plus I'll paint a painting of T-Rex that you'll get to have in your house. This is a thing you can make happen. NOTE: I am not a very good painter is the thing. Thank you for supporting the book and in exchange I will make you the best painting I can but let's both go into this with our eyes open.Estimated delivery:
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